Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:11 PM
Dee Snider has made a comedy album. He didn't mean to, but the former Twisted Sister front man covers album Dee Does Broadway is a joke. A bad one. Aiming for pathos and big band heavy rock and ending up with a dreary pathetic mess, this album has disaster area written all over it. Some may call it cult or camp, but it's crap. Originally envisioned as a duets album with fellow musical lover Alice Cooper (who bailed out, let's be thankful for that), Snider tries really hard to show his love for the classic songs, only succeeding to kill his darlings with a blunt axe.
He has made a new career as a Broadway star. Good for him, but these songs should never have left the confinement of the theater.
Dee Does Broadway is released on Razor and Tie.
- The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd
- Big Spender (with Cyndi Lauper)
- Mack the Knife
- Whatever Lola Wants (with Bebe Neuwirth)
- Music Of The Night (with guest violinist Mark Wood)
- The Joint Is Jumpin’ (with Jesse Blaze Snider)
- Luck Be A Lady (with Clay Aiken)
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
- There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame (with the stars of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert: Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams)
- Razzle Dazzle
- Tonight/Somewhere (with Patti LuPone)